Shopping? Check out our latest product comparisons

Ideum invites Android in for coffee

By

February 13, 2014

The new Android version of Ideum's Platform 46 Coffee Table featuring 3M's 60-point simult...

The new Android version of Ideum's Platform 46 Coffee Table featuring 3M's 60-point simultaneous touch technology

Image Gallery (5 images)

When considering the use of Android smartphone apps on a bigger screen, many of us would probably think no larger than a tablet, or perhaps even an All-in-One. But what if you could play all your favorite games, update your social media profiles, or dive into productivity and lifestyle apps on a 46-inch multi-touch display? With the new Android version of the Platform 46 Coffee Table debuted by Ideum and 3M at the Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas yesterday, you can do just that.

The Android version of Ideum's Platform 46 Coffee Table features the same 60-point simultaneous touch technology and integrated Core i7 computer system as its Windows-based tables announced last year. That means a 46-inch bezel-free 3M C4667PW multi-touch LCD display at 1080p resolution, with a chemically-strengthened glass surface and IP54 waterproof rating, and a small-form-factor PC that boasts a 3.7 GHz quad-core processor, 16 GB of RAM and a 500 GB hard drive hidden within a high-grade aluminum pedestal.

All of the same apps you'll find on your smartphone or tablet can be used on the Coffee Ta...

It runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) on Intel's x86 architecture for the promise of a fast and responsive mobile OS experience. All of the same apps you'll find on your smartphone or tablet can be used on the Coffee Table, but the new larger screen format opens the door to multi-user, multi-touch, big screen application development.

The Android version of the Platform 46 Coffee Table will go on sale later in the year, with prices starting at a snip under US$7,000. Ideum is planning to offer Android versions of other devices in its product line, too, and will include dual-boot Android and Windows 8 systems.

The new Coffee Table can be seen in action in the video below.

Source: Ideum

About the Author
Paul Ridden While Paul is loath to reveal his age, he will admit to cutting his IT teeth on a TRS-80 (although he won't say which version). An obsessive fascination with computer technology blossomed from hobby into career before the desire for sunnier climes saw him wave a fond farewell to his native Blighty in favor of Bordeaux, France. He's now a dedicated newshound pursuing the latest bleeding edge tech for Gizmag.   All articles by Paul Ridden
Tags
3 Comments

Space invaders anyone ??? :-)

Paul Adams
13th February, 2014 @ 08:33 am PST

they should make a smart table instead.. which can warm up your coffee, giving you a latest news, while you checking your latest email and message

Browser
13th February, 2014 @ 06:55 pm PST

It's running Android, so no thanks. Now, on the other hand, if I could run the Master Control Program on it...

Gadgeteer
15th February, 2014 @ 10:29 am PST
Post a Comment

Login with your gizmag account:

Or Login with Facebook:


Related Articles
Looking for something? Search our 27,889 articles